Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite // Jodi & Tarek

February 2, 2017

From the Bride:

“Tarek and I met at yoga.
At our yoga studio, the teacher of the class of over one hundred yogis regularly begins class by asking students to introduce themselves to someone they don’t know to “shrink the world.” One day, Tarek and I were practicing close to each other and turned and said hello. That quick meet and greet eventually resulted in this marriage … and our expanding the world with our beautiful son, Eli!

That first meeting was just a brief “hello” and exchange of names, but after several weeks of flirting and chatting, I eventually invited him to a whiskey tasting party I was having at my house. He came, and basically never left. We quickly knew we were going to be together forever, and given our ages, we decided to try to start a family. We were lucky enough to get pregnant quickly, and our son Eli was born on October 27, 2015.  

e wanted to create an adult summer camp type of vibe — fun, energetic, and relaxed. Evergreen Lodge was the perfect place for such a vibe! We picked each of our vendors based on that idea of creating an organic and energetic feel.”


The Team:

Venue: Evergreen Lodge
Planner/Designer: Alison Events
Floral Designer: Natalie Bowen Designs
Photographer: Jesse Leake